May 2019

Highlights: A second calendar-year Bonaparte’s Gull was found at Cardiff Water Treatment Works (3rd), presumably the same individual as seen at Cardiff Bay in late April. A Hoopoe was photographed in a Cwmbach garden (15th). A probable Golden Oriole was reported at Parc Slip (16th). Single Pomarine Skuas were noted off Lavernock (8th and 19th). A passage of Black Terns occurred, with coastal sightings from Lavernock (maximum seven), Glieston (five) and Kenfig (maximum 10 at the pool and nine off Sker), plus an inland record of five at Rhaslas Pond. The same weather saw a movement of 500 Common Terns and three Arctic Skuas off Sker. A Greenshank was at Kenfig Pool. Hobbies were noted at Merthyr Mawr and Kenfig. A Wood Warbler was at Castell Coch.

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